Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and of Canada-Two Volumes

by Nuttall, Thomas
Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and of Canada-Two Volumes
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Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and of Canada-Two Volumes

by Nuttall, Thomas

Format: Hardcover

Status: Out of print

Code: F099

Condition: , Near Fine

Edition: First edition

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First Editions in two volumes: Land Birds (1832) and Water Birds (1834). Fine set in half-leather bindings over brown buckram boards, gilt titles on spine with 5 raised bands. Woodcut illustrations. Both volumes with bookplates of previous owners. Of particular interest is the bookplate of John E. Thayer of Lancaster (MA) who amassed an impressive collection of bird skins and eggs and sponsored natural history expeditions. Thayer’s Gull was named in his honor. Thayer’s bookplate is pasted over in the Land Birds volume with the bookplate of a subsequent owner. On the FFEPs of both volumes is the bookplate of Edwin H. Vare, Jr. A rare association copy. ‘The original edition of Nuttall's work, one of the early landmarks in the history of American ornithology.’ Zimmer

Publisher: BostonHilliard and Brown, Hilliard, Gray and Company